Campo America Course
La Cala’s Campo
America Course contains some truly spectacular holes. These include the par 5s at
6, 9 and 18, and the quite remarkable par 3 at 16. The hilly topography on
which the course sits means the course presents a stern test, with plenty of
forced carries over steep brush-covered side slopes. Nearly three quarters of
the greens are raised above the level of the fairways too, adding yet another
challenge for golfers.
the greens present small targets for which to aim at and are well protected by
strategic bunkering, demanding accurate and well-judged shots on the approach. However,
the Campo America course is made a slightly easier driving course than Campo
Asia with its wide, linked fairways and relatively small number of bunkers
allowing a more generous margin for error.
championship course located at the foot of the Mijas Mountains, Campo America’s
international status is also enhanced by spectacular views to the Sierra de
Ojén and Mediterranean Sea.
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Signature Hole – No. 16: Par 3, 135 yards (White Tees)
Despite being stroke
index 17, the spectacular scenery at the short, 135 yard par 3 makes for a
memorable hole. The elevated tee overlooks the whole property and the panoramic
view extends over the pond in front of the green, past the putting surface and
all the way to the coast which is several miles away.
Campo Asia Course
Despite being the oldest of the three La
Cala courses, Campo Asia is still well respected by golfers, and for many it is
seen as the toughest test at the resort. Its layout is even hillier, the
fairways tighter and the bushes more impenetrable than the neighbouring Campo
America course, which already offers a sizeable challenge. In this respect, the
course certainly puts a premium on accuracy and control.
While providing a tougher test off the
tees, the course maintains similar elevation changes to that on the hilly
America course, with strategic greenside bunkers in place at many of the raised
The four par 5s, with the exception of
the 1st, are all reachable in two for longer hitters, but golfers
should beware of the concealed contours on the greens and the water that lurks on
a couple of the holes. Sometimes less can be more when it comes to the second
The four short holes on the course are
between 160 and 185 yards long, with three of them played from elevated tees to
greens of terrific variety. This exciting course will guarantee a testing round
for golfers of all abilities.
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Signature Hole – No. 11: Par 3, 170 yards (White
Campo Asia offers many fantastic holes and after a
straight-jacketing front nine, the back nine provides no let up. The par 3 at
11 is one of the most spectacular holes on the resort. The hole provides
golfers with unforgettable panoramic views of the whole resort, Mijas village
Campo Europa Course
Europa course provides an easier game for the average golfer, with generous
fairways, flatter terrain and slightly larger greens than Campo America and
Asia. However, the presence of excellent bunkering throughout and the
appearance of the idyllic Ojen River on eight of the holes ensure that your
course management cannot afford to be too relaxed.
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Signature Hole – No. 14: Par 3, 254 yards (White Tees)
14 of the 18
holes are visible from the tees, as golfers can also enjoy the fantastic views
of the surrounding mountains and resort. At one point players must cross the
river over an impressive 45m bridge and there are four other smaller bridges
along its banks around the course as well. Campo Europa’s course is a fine
addition to the resort, and is by no means a poor third, but rather a more
manageable proposition for higher handicappers and perhaps beginners looking
for a more relaxed test of golf.
At the maximum limit
of distance for a par 3, the 14th not only presents a lengthy tee
shot, but a perilous one too. A long carry is needed over river and scrub,
leaving little margin for error.
La Cala’s practice facilities include a six hole Par 3 course which is a
great place for those who wish to practice the short game, or for beginners who
may not yet feel prepared for the championship courses. The course doesn’t lack
quality either, and its unique par 3 designs gives cause for its ranking as the
best par 3 design on the Costa del Sol.
The short game practice facilities are located adjacent to the golf club house,
where a large putting green, separate chipping and putting areas with two bunkers.
At The Clubhouse
La Cala’s clubhouse is designed in a traditional Andulacian style and is a
buzzing hive of activity. The restaurant and bar provide guests with the chance
of breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and drinks served throughout
the day. All of the top daily sporting
events are televised on the satellite TV too. The Laurel Restaurant at the Club
House is open from breakfast right through to the evening.
A wide range of clothing and accessories are available at the pro shop. Club
cleaning services are offered, along with the opportunity to purchase
personalised items. Golfers are also able to partake within the rental service
of both shoes and clubs. Outside the pro shop and club house is one of the
biggest golf buggy fleets in Europe, with 183 modern electric and 55 petrol
buggies available for hire.
On top of the stunning golfing facilities on offer, La Cala holds a
squash court, two tennis courts, a fitness centre and running circuits. La Cala
is also just a short distance from the Mediterranean Sea, where water skiing,
sailing and kite surfing are on offer. Finally, La Cala would be pleased to
organise horse riding, mountain biking or trekking on the most stunning Sierra
de Mijas nature trails.
Hotel La Cala holds a central position within the resort, between the
golf courses. The idyllic rural retreat is built in a traditional Andalusian
style and with 107 rooms, has a choice of six different room categories, all of
which have views onto the golf course.
Many restaurants are also on site at La Cala, each with its own unique
style and character. La Terraza Restaurant, offers European Cuisine with a
distinct twist and promises for a special evening, while La Bodega provides
visitors with a more relaxed and informal dinner. Two bars are also available-The
Pool Bar Limonda, and The Lobby Bar Naranjo.
La Cala resort offers internal transfers to guests of La Cala Hotel to
its La Cala Golf Academy free of charge all year round. During the summer
season, there is also a free shuttle service for guests of the hotel to one of
the Costa del Sol Beach Clubs in La Cala de Mijas Village.